The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes.
A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her. For the next twenty-two years Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.
Un romanzetto semplice, carine le ambientazioni. Poteva andare decisamente meglio. Le ricette erano noiose, il personaggio maschile principale era squallido. Un misto fra Allende(anche se non ci arrivava) e un Armony... il finale pessimo.
This book described a love story, interweaving with food, recipes, and magical moments.
The book is written with magical realism and is full of interesting descriptions. While it is an interesting read, I do not like the story. The protagonist Tita was in love with an undeserving man - the man succumbed to the tyranny of Tita's mother, married Tita's sister, cheated on his wife, and failed to provide a happy life to the woman he claimed to love. I could not believe that Tita did not leave him and pursue a better life.
Due to the loathing of the main characters, I failed to enjoy the book as much as I should have....Continua
A book that maybe I would have never read if it wasn't for an US friend, who gave it to me.
I found it very different from the books I usually read, but I liked it, 'cause it's a modern "fairytale", something that makes you believe in miracles and in the power of true love (even if it doesn't always have an happy ending)... but that is something in which I already believe.